US investigates if Russia may be trying to influence election – report

National intelligence director leading inquiry into whether Russian officials are attempting to spread ‘propaganda fodder’ to disrupt US standing in global affairs

US intelligence officials are investigating the possibility that the Russian government is attempting to influence the US election, according to a new report.

Director of national intelligence James Clapper is leading an inquiry into whether and how Russian officials may be attempting to influence the election and “provide propaganda fodder to attack US democracy-building policies around the world”, the Washington Post reported on Monday,

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